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Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 8:51am
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That does say "food CARRIED by" -- doesn't that imply you can carry it over the border but not SHIP it or MAIL it? That was my interpretation.

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 9:31am
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How is sending a box of Smarties to a friend for personal use considered a threat to the well being of Americans??? Why is the Department of Homeland Security worried about this. If the delivery is a gift for the persoanl use of your friend, how could it be a threat??? Maybe they should spend more time making airplanes safe (haven't box cutters been sneaked on several flights in the past year?) rather than wasting effort on threats that are not threads.
If I mail a box of Smarties to Becca as an example, how could this possibly be any threat to Americans? I don't understand how this could be a threat to the American public.

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 10:38am
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Sorry guys for the bad news, however, if nothing else, anyone wanting to send some to the US should send them before the 12th to make it easier. Just thought you'd all want to know about this before you go out and buy smarties to find out you have to go thru all this to send them! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 12:34pm
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An American friend suggested to me that they are probably worried about and searching for over-the-counter drugs. There are so many things that we can get here OTC that Americans have to buy by prescription only ... it's a big underground thing! I have to admit, I sent someone some Allegra once and labelled it as "candy"! LOL (Gee, hope I'm not to blame for the whole crackdown! LOL!)

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 1:07pm
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[i]Maybe they should spend more time making airplanes safe (haven't box cutters been sneaked on several flights in the past year?) rather than wasting effort on [b]threats [/b] that are not [b]threads[/b].
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freudian slip? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by MarbleEye (edited December 02, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 1:21pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MarbleEye:
[b] freudian slip? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
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haha... you caught me Momma Bear! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I didn't even notice I had typed [i]threads[/i]

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 1:27pm
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] haha... you caught me Momma Bear! [/b]
who? what? where? |:~)

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 1:58pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MarbleEye:
[b]
who? what? where? |:~)[/b]
when, why ... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] hehe

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 11:50pm
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] when, why ... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] hehe[/b]
[i]whatever...........[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 12:39am
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becca, I appreciated your posting. I'm wondering what this line means:-
food that is exported without leaving the port of arrival until export;
See, I was correct perhaps, as teacher posted. There was something in the news recently about Americans ordering prescription (never mind OTC) medications from Canada. I know, for example, that Tylenol #1 you cannot get in the U.S. without a prescription, but you can here. And even though the dose of codeine is pretty low, it's still a narcotic.
It would be nice to think that there is a way around this but I honestly can't see it, except if someone can explain that one phrase I took out of becca's post.
Also, what I found interesting is that you can send homemade stuff into the U.S. still without a problem. Why is homemade stuff not considered a security risk? If I can even stretch my imagination that far, I would think that homemade things could have the potential to be more harmful than something that is purchased that has been pre-packaged (although I don't really know how, again stretching the imagination quite some).
And as erik pointed out, what does this all have to do with Homeland Security? What does sending Smarties, or even low doses of narcotics (or antihistamines, teacher) have to do with the security of the American people? I don't get it.
momma2boys, good idea. Are they fairly easy to contact?
I'm sad right now and don't want to deal with it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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